The Akron Bar Association/University of Akron School of Law’s Lawyer-to-Law Student Mentor Program

The Mentor Program pairs lawyer members of the Akron Bar Association with second-year law students at The University of Akron School of Law.The program runs during the Spring Semester from January 2015 - June 2015, but all participants are encouraged to continue their relationships.  Mentors provide guidance and share practical knowledge about the legal profession with their mentees. Together, mentors and their assigned law students participate in activities selected from an activity pool, including visiting the courthouse, attending a bar association meeting or shadowing a lawyer. We recommend a minimum of four (4) interactions during your mentorship. 

Attorneys, please volunteer to be a mentor! Second-year students, sign up to participate! You will enjoy this very worthwhile, rewarding experience. Fill out the forms by clicking below and submit by the deadline.

Important Dates for the 2014/2015 Mentor Program

Monday, October 27, 2014 – Applications and Questionnaires for students wishing to participate will be available in the CPPO. Attorneys will be contacted via e-mail.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 12:15 and 5:15 (Room 133)– Mandatory Mentor Program Training Session – all second-year students who plan to participate in the 2014 – 2015 Mentor Program MUST attend one of these training sessions. You will not be assigned a mentor if you do not attend.

Thursday, November 20 by Noon – Student Applications and Questionnaires and Attorney applications are due to the CPPO.

By Wednesday, December 10, 2014– students and attorneys will be notified of the name of their assigned mentor.

Thursday, January 15, 2015 from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. – MEET YOUR MENTOR reception at the Akron Bar Association, 57 South Broadway, Akron, Ohio. 

February 2015 - All program participants will be invited and encouraged to attend the Akron Bar Association February Sidebar, a monthly networking and business building reception where members can gather in a casual, relaxed environment. Typically held the 4th Thursday of the month (check calendar to confirm.)

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 from 12:15 - 1:30 PM outside West Hall - all program participants are invited to attend the Akron Bar Liaison Committee Cookout to conclude the program. 

On-Line Forms

Law Student/Mentee Application

Students/Mentees must complete and submit the application by Thursday, November 20th at Noon. 

Attorney/Mentor Application - (Print Version)

Attorneys/Mentors must complete and submit the application by Thursday, November 20th at Noon. Online submission is also available here.